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2015-16 Schedule
29-22, 2nd in Atlantic

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

In 40 career regular season games against the Boston Celtics, LeBron James is averaging 29.7 pts on 49.7 pct, 6.5 reb, 6.4 ast, 1.9 stl and 1.1 blk. The only team he's averaged more pts against in his career is OKC (29.73 pts).

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James getting in some early shooting work before the Celtics game.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics swingman Jae Crowder sat out the team's morning shootaround Friday due to a sore ankle after getting rolled up on during Wednesday's win over the Pistons. Crowder is a game-time decision but told reporters in Cleveland that he expects to play against the Cavaliers.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, already ticketed for Toronto and his first All-Star appearance, will compete in the Skills Challenge during All-Star Saturday night. Teammate Kelly Olynyk, who had been hoping to land a spot in the 3-point contest, is not in the competition this year.

NBA Skills Competition: Guards

  • Patrick Beverley, Rockets*
  • C.J. McCollum, Trail Blazers
  • Jordan Clarkson, Lakers
  • Isaiah Thomas, Celtics
* 2015 winner

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Larry Bird will die young -- just ask him

He told his wife that you don't see many 7-footers walking around at the age of 75. "She hates it when I say that." What's going on?

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller on his highlight-worthy dunk over Anthony Tolliver in Wednesday's win over the Pistons: "I got excited because I haven't had anything like that lately. I jumped, got higher than I expected. I haven't been playing a lot, so I had a little more in my legs."

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Thomas, Celtics topple Pistons (0:57)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 102, Pistons 95: Celtics fend off late Detroit rally. Boston has now won 7 of last 8, remains tied for 3rd spot in East.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 78, Pistons 60 (end 3rd): Pistons dominated the early portion of the third quarter, but Boston's bench-aided run late in the frame meant that Detroit shaved just two points off its deficit. Isaiah Thomas with a team-high 14 points while Jared Sullinger (12), Avery Bradley (11), and Jae Crowder (10) are al in double figures for balanced Boston.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 56, Pistons 36 (half): All 10 Boston players that touched the floor have scored with everything from Tyler Zeller's baseline poster dunk to Isaiah Thomas' late-half 3-pointer that put the Celtics up 20 at the break and gave him a team-high 12 points for the night.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 27, Pistons 16 (end 1st): Marcus Smart with a couple of late-quarter 3-pointers to help Boston open a double-digit lead. Andre Drummond was 4 of 6 shooting with 8 points, the rest of the Pistons were 2 of 12 for 8 points.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens on how he handles trade chatter around the deadline: "I probably followed up on every third rumor my first year. And I don't think I've followed up on one yet. If [Celtics president of basketball operations] Danny [Ainge] wants to talk to me about something, he knows where to find me."

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Do big men die young? (2:31)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens on trade whispers this time of year: "We're just all like listening and laughing and trying to figure out what's real and what's not, but not putting a lot of a stock into it until somebody knocks on our door."

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Should Celtics pursue Dwight Howard? (1:55)
AP Photo/Charles Krupa

K.G. is among NBA's all-time top 25

Kevin Garnett ranks No. 21 among players in NBA history, as chosen by an ESPN expert panel. He was a five-time All-Star in Boston and helped the Celtics win the 2007-08 championship. All-time #NBArank: Players 21-25

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics big man David Lee has logged DNP-CD (did not play, coach's decision) in 16 of his last 17 games including 13 in a row since Jan. 12. While neither Lee nor the team has stated it explicitly, the assumption has been that the Celtics will try to utilize Lee's $15.5 million contract as a trade asset before February's deadline. Bleacher Report reported Wednesday that the Celtics intend to buy out Lee if they can't move him at February's trade deadline. Lee is averaging 7.1 points and 4.3 rebounds over 15.7 minutes per game in 30 appearances. Lee started four games earlier in the year, but quickly faded from Boston's overstocked frontcourt.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwight Howard addressed rumors of potential trade talk to Boston: "I didn't say it, what can I do," he said after Wednesday's practice. "There is nothing I can say, teams are going to say what they have to say. I don't know."

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.66th
Rebounds Per Game45.07th
Assists Per Game24.35th
Points Allowed100.39th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-162922.569
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305
2012-134140.506
2011-123927.591

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